11:08 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

New Hope for Alzheimer's Disease Drug

TransTech Pharma drug aimed at delaying onset of Alzheimer's disease is headed toward phase 3 testing.
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The incidence of the mysterious and devastating Alzheimer's disease continues to rise in the U-S.  Justin Catanoso, Business Journal contributing writer and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program,  discusses a Triad company's new drug with potential to delay the onset of Alzheimer's.

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6:53 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Guilford County Ranks Third in NC For Travel & Tourism Spending

Several concertgoers fill Elm Street in Greensboro, N.C. The city is a popular attraction for entertainment.
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Figures from the state Commerce Department show visitor spending increased in all 100 of North Carolina's counties in 2012. Guilford County ranks third, with around $1,159.15 billion.

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5:29 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Products From Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Will Soon Be Tested in South Korea

Eric Tomlinson is the chief innovation officer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and president of Wake Forest Innovations. He is holding the preliminary agreement with CHA Healthcare Systems that was signed on Wednesday.
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Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is partnering with a Korean-based Healthcare system to begin product research and clinical testing overseas.

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Knowledge Transfer
7:32 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

As Baby Boomers Retire, Companies Face Brain Drain

As Baby Boomers retire, companies are planning how that institutional knowledge gets passed on to a new generation of employees.
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It's been dubbed the "Silver Tsunami" - the tidal wave of Baby Boomer retirements that are right around the corner. Katie Arcieri , transportation, manufacturing and workforce reporter for the Business Journal, discussed how area companies are preparing with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.  

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Skills Gap
6:46 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Sen. Hagan Introduces Bill to Address Job Skills Gap

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is optimistic that the America Works Act will help address the skills-gap shortage reported by employers.
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  A bipartisan bill working its way through Congress aims to combat the job-skills gap. 

North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan, introduced the America Works Act with bipartisan co-sponsors.  She says a recent study that found 67% of US manufactureres report a shortage of available, qualified workers, which reflected what she sees in her state.

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